Download Your “Dwelling” Companion Book

Download Your “Dwelling” Companion Book

We are pleased to share with you this gorgeous companion to Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, a Jewish creative response to the real-world plagues of our time.

This coast-to-coast offline/online exhibition involves dozens of museums, public sites, and online platforms.

Dwelling in a Time of Plagues invited ten artists and ten writers to respond to two questions: What has most plagued you in this year of plagues? What has liberated you? 

The companion text collects some of their compelling responses, as well as invites you to tackle these questions at home.   

Dwelling is the brainchild and production of five Jewish cultural networks: Asylum ArtsThe Council of American Jewish MuseumsLABAThe Jewish Book Council, and Reboot

CANVAS is proud to support a collaboration in which so many creatives have come together to elevate the field, one another, and all of us.

Introducing the CANVAS Compendium

Introducing the CANVAS Compendium

CANVAS works to achieve a 21st-century Jewish cultural renaissance through grantmaking, advocacy, and education. The brand-new CANVAS Compendium is part of this effort — a newsletter designed to convey the highest quality and remarkable diversity of contemporary Jewish creativity.

Each week we will share with you a few of our favorite projects and practitioners. We’ll keep it brief, and we’ll make sure it’s highly curated, but we predict you’ll be amazed by how energized the field is.

For example, the striking image above is from Golem: A Call to Action by L.A.-based artist Julie Weitz. As part of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, a CANVAS-funded exhibition for Passover 2021, Julie will bring her Golem to Boston’s Vilna Shul, as well as to Jewish museums in Florida and San Francisco

We hope you’ll stick with us to see what else is in store. 

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